27 avril 2011

La plus importante tiare en émeraudes et en diamants mise aux enchères depuis pius de 30 ans et Un superbe diamant rose

  Magnifique tiare en émeraudes et diamants d’une extrême rareté, env. 1900. Ayant appartenu à la Collection de la Princesse Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck/ Est. CHF 4,6-9,2 millions/$5-10 millions. Photo Sotheby's Le 17 mai 2011, six mois après la vente record de Sotheby’s Genève qui totalisa 105 millions de dollars et fut marquée par la vente du « Graff Pink » pour 46 millions de dollars — le prix le plus haut jamais atteint pour un diamant et tout bijou dans l’histoire des enchères, Sotheby’s Genève mettra en vente la... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's emerald, ruby and diamond 20th anniversary brooch, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1957

The emerald, ruby and diamond 20th anniversary brooch, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1957. photo Sotheby's Of heart-shaped design, applied to the centre with a monogram of the initials W and E set with calibré-cut emeralds, above the Roman numeral XX set with calibré-cut rubies, surmounted by a Royal Duke's coronet similarly set, to a background pavé-set with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, measuring approximately 34mm x 38mm x 10mm, Cartier maker's mark and numbered, French assay marks. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944.

The Duchess of Windsor's gem-set and diamond cross bracelet, Cartier, 1934-1944. The chain bracelet spectacle-set with circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending nine gem-set Latin crosses, to a navette-shaped clasp, length approximately 190mm, signed Cartier, French assay and maker's marks. Comprising: A cross set with calibré-cut sapphires, emeralds, one similarly cut ruby and a baguette diamond, inscribed and dated: Our marriage Cross Wallis 3.VI.37 David, slightly imperfect. Est. 350,000—450,000 GBP. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2010

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940.

The ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip, mounted by Cartier, Paris, 1940. photo Sotheby's Designed as a flamingo in a characteristic pose, the plumage set with calibré-cut emeralds, rubies and sapphires, the beak set with a cabochon citrine and sapphire, the eye set with a similarly cut sapphire, the head, neck, body and hinged legs pavé-set with circular-, brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, measuring approximately 95mm x 65mm x 22mm, signed to the clasp MONTURE Cartier and indistinctly numbered,... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2010

The Duchess of Windsor's onyx and diamond Panther bracelet, Cartier, Paris, 1952

The onyx and diamond Panther bracelet, Cartier, Paris, 1952. photo Sotheby's The articulated body designed to encircle the wrist and to assume a stalking attitude, pavé-set with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut onyx, the eyes each set with a marquise-shaped emerald, wearing length approximately 165mm, total length approximately 195mm, signed Cartier, Paris and numbered, French assay and maker's marks; the bracelet divides in two places, under the head and in the centre of the back, the tongue-piece... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

Sotheby's to Offer the Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, One of the Greatest Jewellery Collections

A gold, ruby, turquoise and diamond purse, belonging to Wallis Simpson. Photo: EPA/Sotheby's. LONDON.- Twenty-three years after the legendary auction of the “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor” – still the most valuable single-owner jewellery collection ever sold* – Sotheby’s offer twenty pieces for sale in London on 30 November 2010, including some renowned examples illustrating both the exquisite taste of the famous couple and memorialising key events in their historic relationship. Together the pieces are estimated to fetch in... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2010

Sotheby’s To Offer Signature Jewels from The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor

© Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s LONDON. Twenty‐three years after the legendary auction of the “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor” – still the most valuable single‐owner jewellery collection ever sold* – Sotheby’s will offer twenty pieces for sale in London on 30 November 2010, including some renowned examples illustrating both the exquisite taste of the famous couple and memorialising key events in their historic relationship. Together the pieces are estimated to fetch in the region of £3... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2010

Cartier jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnficent Jewels and Noble Jewels. 11 May 10. Geneva

Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring, Cartier. photo Sotheby's Claw-set with a fancy intense yellow round-cornered square modified brilliant-cut diamond weighing 15.85 carats, flanked by triangular diamonds, mounted in yellow gold, size 54, signed Cartier and numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 195,000—295,000 CHF Lot Sold 458,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2115396572 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. Diamond ring, Cartier. photo Sotheby's Centring on a... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2009

'Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings' @ Palace Museum, Pékin

Cartier, Panther Clip Brooch. From 1949. Sold to the Duchess of Windsor Last days to see this exhibition in Beijing ! Beijing's Palace Museum and Cartier present Cartier Treasures: King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings, an exhibition of Cartier masterpieces in the former Imperial Palace's Exhibition Hall of the Meridian Gate.More than 350 items, including Cartier Collection archives dating from the founding of Cartier through the 1970s, will be displayed. Partly dedicated to royal jewels, which earned Cartier its... [Lire la suite]